Aug
24

Shoji Nishio: “We always train to be able immediately use the ken or jo from any technique according to the individual situation”

O-Sensei often said: “Aikido includes not only empty-handed techniques but also the sword and stick, that is, the ken and jo. There are techniques for every possible situation.” It is important to keep this in mind. We have always stressed this principle in our training. Thus, in our aikido practice we always train to be able immediately use the ken or jo from any technique according to the individual situation.

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